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Down Through The Winters / Christmas Revels

Revels
Release Date: 10/12/2010 
Label:  Revels Records   Catalog #: 2110   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giovanni GabrieliAnonymousGuillaume de MachautThomas Ravenscroft,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland Brass QuintetChristmas Revels
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

28 selections of music and poetry in celebration of the winter solstice drawn from sixteen years of The Christmas Revels in Portland, Oregon.

Twelve old world countries are represented in music spanning more than six centuries – from a 14th-century ballade by Guillaume de Machaut to Edvard Grieg’s stunning 19th-century eight part setting of the Marian hymn “Ave Maris Stella” to new arrangements of traditional carols and songs, some with new lyrics written by Portland Revels founder Richard Lewis, whose poetry is also represented in this collection.

Personnel: Elizabeth Nicholson (harp); Shulamit Kleinerman (vielle, violin); Betsy Branch (violin, baritone violin); Gayle Neuman (violin, viola, recorder); Polly
Read more Gibson (viola da gamba, recorder); Daphne Clifton (rackett, recorder); Philip Neuman (recorder, curtal); Jeffrey Snyder (trumpet, flugelhorn); Mike Hankins (trumpet); Jen Harrison (French horn); Greg Scholl (trombone); John Walling (tuba); Tom Sessa (percussion); Portland Revels Renaissance Band, Portland Brass Quintet.

Track Listing • Canzona per Sonare #4 • Personent Hodie • The Year/Je Sui Aussi • A Christmas Caroll • O Magnum Mysterium • Jenny Pluck Pairs • Comes the Morning • Nou is Yole Comen • Offerat Ecclesia • The Bells of the Morning • The Darkest Midnight in December • The Garten Mother’s Lullaby • Calon Lan • A Sonnet for Peace • Belle, Qui Tiens Ma Vie • The Holly and the Ivy • Gaudette! • The Wexford Carol • Quem Pastores Laudavere • Il Est Bel et Bon • Folkefresar, Til Oss Kom • Myllarguten’s Bridal March • Ave Maris Stella • Dejlig er Den Himmel Bla • Eclipse • Traveller’s Prayer • Festa • Verbum Caro Factum Est

Recording information: Airshow Mastering, Washington, DC (05/10/2010); Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University, Newberg, Oreg (05/10/2010); Airshow Mastering, Washington, DC (05/22/2010-05/27/2010); Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University, Newberg, Oreg (05/22/2010-05/27/2010).

“Enough merriment to send the nastiest Grinch running for cover!” — Sunset magazine

“The Christmas Revels is a terrific community celebration; it draws on the older traditions of the winter solstice … bursting with warmth” — Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Works on This Recording

1.
Canzona per sonar no 4 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland Brass Quintet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
2.
Personent hodie by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Period: Medieval 
Written: 1582; Sweden 
3.
Je sui aussi by Guillaume de Machaut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
4.
A Christmas Caroll by Thomas Ravenscroft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
5.
O magnum misterium by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Period: Medieval 
6.
The English Dancing Master: Jenny Pluck Pears by John Playford
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1651; England 
7.
Comes the morning by Thomas Campion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
8.
Nou is Yole Comen by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
9.
Offerat Ecclesia by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
10.
The Bells of the Morning by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
11.
The darkest midnight in December by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Written: Ireland 
12.
The Garten Mother's Lullaby by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
13.
Calon Lan by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
14.
A Sonnet for Peace by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
15.
Orchésographie: Belle qui tiens ma vie by Thoinot Arbeau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Written: pub 1588/89, 1596 
16.
The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Written: England 
17.
Gaudette! by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
18.
Wexford Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Written: Ireland 
19.
Quem pastores laudavere by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
20.
Il est bel et bon by Pierre Passereau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
21.
Folkefresar, Til Oss Kom by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
22.
Myllarguten's Bridal March by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
23.
Ave maris stella, EG 150 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Norway 
24.
Dejlig er Den Himmel Bla by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
25.
Eclipse by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
26.
Traveller's Prayer by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
27.
Festa by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels
28.
Verbum caro factum est by Unknown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels

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